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Monday, 01 Oct 2018

October Craft of the Month: Sugar Skulls

Oct 01, 2018

All day

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$8

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday for celebrating and honoring those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter, gems, flowers and other adornments.

Online event, Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM (CIRTLCast Series)

Oct 01, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3019 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

How can an evidence-based approach to implicit bias promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning? Join us on Mondays in October to explore this question in depth alongside future faculty from all disciplines, levels, and roles within STEM.

Online event, How Pervasive Is Implicit Bias in STEM? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 1 of 4)

Oct 01, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3019 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

While the current bodies of literature on implicit bias are extensive, fewer studies focus on its scope in STEM teaching and learning. In the first session of this CIRTLCast series, invited speakers will discuss the prevalence of implicit bias in STEM, particularly in the context of higher education. We will define and discuss key terms, such as equity, oppression, privilege, and microaggressions.

Wednesday, 03 Oct 2018

Sugar Skull Cross Stitch Workshop

Oct 03, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $24 Public $34 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Create a cross stitch project inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Learn to read a pattern, get the hang of working with a needle and thread for stitching and leave with all the supplies (and the know-how!) to finish on your own.

Panel Discussion: Controversy and the U.S. Supreme Court

Oct 03, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Constitution Day Event - Join a discussion on recent Supreme Court rulings and a possible shift in the balance of the court following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Friday, 05 Oct 2018

Lecture: Elizabeth Smart

Oct 05, 2018

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

Free | No tickets | General admission seating

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Special events

"From Adversity to Empowerment" - Elizabeth Smart has transformed from kidnapping and sexual assault victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire, and foster change.

Sunday, 07 Oct 2018

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Oct 07, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 08 Oct 2018

Online event, How Can We Identify Implicit Biases in Ourselves and Others? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 2 of 4)

Oct 08, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3019 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Most often, implicit bias is subtle and unconscious, both of which pose challenges to fostering awareness. The STEM community's resistance to evidence of implicit bias compounds these challenges further (Handley, Brown, Moss-Racusin, & Smith, 2015).

True Colors Walk-in Craft

Oct 08, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.

Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018

True Colors Walk-in Craft

Oct 09, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.

A Hollywood Career in Costume Design - Black Panther's Ruth E. Carter

Oct 09, 2018

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Ruth E. Carter is the Oscar-nominated costume designer for Marvel's Black Panther, for which she conceptualized and created more than 1,000 costumes for the world of Wakanda. She has worked in the industry for more than three decades and is credited with over forty films.

More Than Just a Game, Discrimination in Sports in Iowa

Oct 09, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Diversity Special events

Iowa's athletes have long impacted their teams, communities and sports they played, but African Americans did so while facing off against more than just the opposing team. They fought for the right to equal treatment on and off the field. Highlighting people such as Iowan and Olympian Thomas Hill, Drake University athlete Johnny Bright and his effect on the football helmet, and members of the Buxton Wonders, Iowa's Negro Leagues team.

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018

True Colors Walk-in Craft

Oct 10, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.

Panel: Educational and Socialization Experiences of Latinx Youth

Oct 10, 2018

3:30 PM

108 Kildee Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Panelists will discuss the process of socialization and education of Latinx youth and their families.

Screaming Queens: LGBTQIA+ History Month Film Screening

Oct 10, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity

Film Screening for LGBTQIA+ History Month. Screaming Queens:The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria tells a forgotten story of a riot against the social oppression of queer people in 1966 San Francisco,three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn.

Thursday, 11 Oct 2018

Coming Out Day Pop Up Photo Shoot

Oct 11, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1064 Student Services Building

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity

Stop by The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success to create your own, personalized Coming Out Day photo!

True Colors Walk-in Craft

Oct 11, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.

Friday, 12 Oct 2018

True Colors Walk-in Craft

Oct 12, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.

Sunday, 14 Oct 2018

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Oct 14, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018

Lecture: How Archaeology Killed Biblical History - Hector Avalos

Oct 16, 2018

6:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Hector Avalos is Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University. He will discuss how archaeology has been used to refute the claim that the Bible is historically accurate in depicting creation, the Exodus, the reign of Solomon and many other events.

Lecture: Where Are All the Black People? Ericka Hart

Oct 16, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Ericka Hart is an activist, cancer survivor and sexuality educator, and is currently an adjunct at Columbia University's School of Social Work.

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018

Film and discussion: The Witness

Oct 17, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Diversity Lectures

In this 2015 documentary, Bill Genovese aims to set the record straight regarding his sister, Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese, whose name took on a tragic meaning after her 1964 murder. A Green Dot event.

Lecture: Postcolonial identities Seen from Europe and Africa

Oct 17, 2018

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

0127 Curtiss Hall

free

World Languages and Cultures Department Diversity Lectures

Yolanda Aixela-Cabre is a cultural anthropologist, tenured scientist and vice director of research for the State Agency for Superior Scientific Research in Spain. In this lecture, she will tackle social identity through the lens of postcolonial societies.

Sunday, 21 Oct 2018

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Oct 21, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 22 Oct 2018

Online event, How Can We Minimize Implicit Bias in Our Academic Communities? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 3 of 4)

Oct 22, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2030 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Many view academia as an ivory tower, disconnected from the everyday challenges, controversies, and conflicts of the real-world. However, issues related to social justice, like implicit bias, are embedded in the very fabric of STEM and higher education.

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Online event, Accessibility: Fact or Fiction?

Oct 24, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

View on your own via Zoom

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

There is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there about what institutions need to do to ensure that their online courses are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. It can be overwhelming, especially when the stakes seem so high and the path forward is as clear as mud. Let's take a look at the most common myths about accessibility to debunk them as well as strategize how best to address them.

Intro to Three Pillars Arts Delsarte

Oct 24, 2018

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public $10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This workshop will provide a deeper understanding of how each of us presents ourselves to those around us and valuable information that will allow us to make specific choices to ensure that we have the best possible interactions and exchanges.

Lecture: Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States on Immigration - Anne Clifford

Oct 24, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Anne Clifford is the Msgr. James A. Supple Chair in Catholic Studies at Iowa State.

Sunday, 28 Oct 2018

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Oct 28, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 29 Oct 2018

Online event, How Can We Interrupt and Mitigate Implicit Bias When We Witness It? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 4 of 4)

Oct 29, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2030 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Reducing implicit bias and promoting diversity in STEM is a science and innovation, workforce, and economic imperative (OSTP & OPM, 2016). While the first three sessions of this CIRTLCast series laid the foundation for understanding implicit bias in STEM higher education, in this final session, we will discuss recommendations for interrupting and mitigating implicit bias.